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Blanche Willis and Plant Six Women Interviews, 23 August 1991

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0529

Scope and Contents of the Collection

From the Collection: The Uprising of '34 Collection demonstrates how communities can be impacted in contemporary ways by history and memory, decades after a series of events occur. Veterans of the events of 1934 and their descendants-black, white, mill worker, manager, union, and non-union- were interviewed about mill village life, work conditions, southern contemporaneous culture as well as the strike itself. This finding aid describes the digitized oral history-style interviews available in Georiga State University Library's Digital Collections.

Dates

  • 23 August 1991

Restrictions on Access

All of the interviews are available online in GSU's Digital Collections.

Biographical Note

Blanche Willis worked in domestic service and later as cleaning staff at a textile mill in Kannapolis, N.C.

Extent

1 item(s) (video (29:46 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Abstract

Willis discusses segregation in the mills and the community, domestic service, going to work in the the textile mill and her husband's work in the textile mills as both a janitor and a machine operator. The Plant Six Women discuss the recent Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union election results at the Fieldcrest-Cannon textile mill.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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